Tattoos – Why Are We So Obsessed In Getting One?

Tattoos – Why Are We So Obsessed In Getting One?

David Beckham - showing his Tattoos for Elle magazine uk


We are the generation that are celebrity obsessed. Who started the tattoo trend for the 21st century? I have to say David Beckham’s embrace of fashion and his love for tattoo body art has kicked it all off. He is the master of the new modern tattoo. On the front cover of Elle magazine UK  July edition, has clearly highlighted that David Beckham is one of the sexist men alive.

This football star has  a great look. A man who has a gorgeous body and is not afraid to embrace male grooming. Therefore  by flexing those muscles with his numerous tattoo’s David shows that his reputation is nothing but daddy cool, tough, sexy and unique.

Tattoo Origin

The first written reference to the word, “tattoo” (or Samoan “Tatau”) appears in the journal of Joseph Banks, the naturalist aboard Captain Cook’s ship the HMS Endeavour: “I shall now mention the way they mark themselves indelibly, each of them is so marked by their humor or disposition”.

What Tattoo To Get

Remember once you’ve got it there is know turning back. Research the reputation of the place you are going to get your tattoo.  Hygiene is so crucial, swapping needles can cost you your life. Meditate on why you want one? Think about the meaning behind the message you want to communicate.

Love is a powerful emotion. Lot’s of people get their partners name as a tattoo. Children’s name are sweet. You certainly can be daddy cool here.

The unfortunate emotion about a tattoo is it can be impulsive and sometimes we do it for the thrill. Most people get one after a traumatic event in their life. When on holidays people tend to get one. Do your homework before you fly out.

Tattoo – Body Art

Tattoos are a personal thing. Make sure when you decide that the person and place is of high standard and look at their work. Try and get someone who has been there before.

Try Before You Buy

My partner keeps harping on about getting one. So a fake tattoo is a perfect way to embrace the concept before the real thing. One thing is for sure if he decides to go for it. We are off to Miami straight to David Beckham’s tattoo artist.

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Gracie Opulanza

Global menswear and luxury lifestyle journalist. Co-founder and editor in chief of Men Style Fashion. is my personal blog. Protection Status

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